The MichaelDouglas Kollektiv (Germany) and its participatory choreographic event “The Polarity Party” will travel to Bucharest, Sassari and Poznań, as well as in the digital world, in 2022! This immersive public event uses movement, perception (or senses) and dialogue to enable a process of collective thinking dedicated to challenges which are key in our societies such as polarisation.
Large groups of participants (max 120) will step into a field of action where choreography and conflict engagement meet. This artistic work is shaped by collective creative processes, in line with other practices meant to create more just, safe and connected societies, such as restorative justice.
The coordinator of this tour is the European Forum for Restorative Justice, a network organisation promoting dialogical responses to harm by engaging all those affected in coming to a common understanding and agreement on how the harm or wrongdoing can be repaired and justice achieved. Other partners are the Bucharest Fringe Festival (Romania) and the Malta Festival Poznań (Poland), two internationally renowned art festival with a programme dedicated to participatory approaches to arts and community building for social transformation and intercultural dialogue.
More info & registrations will be available closer to the event:
- 15 January 2022 (19-21h CET): Digital event (Bucharest Fringe Festival). Register here.
- 20-21 May 2022: Live event and masterclass for artists (Bucharest Fringe Festival)
- 25 June 2022: Live event and masterclass for justice professionals (European Forum for Restorative Justice’s conference in Sassari). Register here.
- 27-29 June 2022: Live event (Malta Festival Poznań)
All events will be video-recorded and a short film will be produced at the end of the project.
Perform Europe is an EU-funded project aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable and balanced way by testing new touring and distribution practices and providing policy recommendations for a future EU support scheme. This 18-month journey includes a research phase, launching a digital platform, testing a support scheme, and designing policy recommendations.
Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 5 organisations: IETM – International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN – European Dancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult.
Perform Europe supports the project "The art of conflict and restorative dialogues: Where choreography and conflict resolution meet".